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Action (Jr), 1934

Features: A ball falling in Action hole at top of playfield pops up at the top of either Side Alley. Subsequent balls alternate between left and right Alleys. Each Alley has progressive scoring holes with diverters to route successive balls to the next higher scoring hole. A ball hitting the Bouncer is kicked apparently in any upward direction and could land in the Action hole. A ball falling in Release hole at bottom of playfield becomes a captive ball kicked upwards inside the center enclosed playfield area. A ball that does not immediately score a hole in this captive ball area falls into the Repeat hole to be kicked back into this area until it does score. A ball falling in Release hole returns all Outhole balls to the player for shooting into play. Advertised as 40 inches long by 20 inches wide.
Manufacturer: Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]
Date of Manufacture: December, 1934
Players: December, 1934 / 1
Year: 1934
Model Number: 12
Design by: Harry Williams
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: According to the Encyclopedia of Pinball Vol 2, Harry Williams, designer of this game, gave Bally the manufacturing rights to the 40 x 20 Junior model while his company Automatic Amusements made the 46 x 22 Senior model. Under the agreement, Bally had distribution rights to both models. Williams ended up shipping Senior games to Bally to meet their rush of orders. Bally in turn listed both sizes in their advertising. The Bally playfields are slightly different from the Automatic Amusement version and use the word ‘Bouncer’ in the upper playfield, replacing the word ‘Rebound’. See also Automatic Amusements' 1934 'Action (Sr)' and Bally's 1934 'Action (Sr)'.
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